Author Archives: Doug Ford

Premier Doug Ford Marks the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to commemorate the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: “On this sad day, I join everyone across our province, country and the world in commemorating the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of Canada. Throughout her historic reign, she taught us the true meaning of selfless service ...

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Premier Doug Ford Honours the Memory of the Afzaal Family

Today, Premier Doug Ford released the following statement: “One year ago today, a horrific act of hate-motivated terrorism claimed the lives of four innocent people and left a young boy without his family. Today, as we continue to grieve this tragic and senseless loss, I join all Ontarians in honouring the memory of the Afzaal family. Racism, hate and discrimination ...

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Premier Ford Welcomes Governor General Mary Simon to Ontario

Premier Doug Ford welcomed Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada and Mr. Whit Fraser, on their first official visit to Ontario. “On behalf of the Ontario government, I am honoured to welcome Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon on her first official visit to our province,” said Premier Doug Ford. “As Canada’s first Indigenous ...

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Statement from Premier Ford on the Death of Prince Philip

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: “I am saddened to hear about the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of all Ontarians, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family. Prince ...

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Premier Ford Marks Lunar New Year with Hope for the Future

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to usher in the Lunar New Year: “Starting today, the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean communities in Ontario and around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Ox. Like the ox, may we all find the strength, resilience and determination to embrace life’s blessings this new ...

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Aujourd’hui est le premier anniversaire de la confirmation du premier cas de COVID-19 en Ontario

Le premier ministre, Doug Ford, et la vice-première ministre et ministre de la Santé, Christine Elliott, ont aujourd’hui émis la déclaration suivante pour marquer les jalons importants depuis la confirmation du premier cas de COVID-19 en Ontario le 25 janvier 2020 : « Il y a un an aujourd’hui, nous avons été confrontés à l’un des défis les plus difficiles de notre ...

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Today Marks the One Year Anniversary of the First COVID-19 Case in Ontario

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued the following statement to mark significant milestones since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Ontario on January 25, 2020: “A year ago today, we were presented with one of the most difficult challenges in our history with the confirmation of the first case of ...

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Le premier ministre Ford évoque un héritage durable à l’occasion de la Journée Lincoln Alexander

Le premier ministre, Doug Ford, a émis la déclaration suivante pour commémorer l’héritage de l’honorable Lincoln M. Alexander. « Aujourd’hui, nous rendons hommage à un véritable pionnier et à une source d’inspiration pour la prochaine génération de dirigeants et tous les Ontariens et Ontariennes, Lincoln Alexander.   M. Alexander a ouvert de nouveaux horizons en tant que premier membre noir ...

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Premier Ford Reflects on a Lasting Legacy during Lincoln Alexander Day

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to commemorate the legacy of The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: “Today, we pay tribute to a true trailblazer and inspiration to the next generation of leaders and all Ontarians, Lincoln Alexander. Lincoln broke new ground as Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament, first Black federal cabinet minister, and Ontario’s first Black Lieutenant Governor. ...

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Statement from Premier Doug Ford on the Anniversary of the Fatal Plane Crash in Iran

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the anniversary of the fatal plane crash in Iran: “One year ago, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down minutes after takeoff from Tehran, Iran. 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents were among the 176 people killed. They came from all walks of life — families with children, professionals, newlyweds, ...

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Ontario Thanks Essential Workers for Going Above and Beyond During COVID-19

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued the following statement recognizing the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by all essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario:   “The people of Ontario have faced many extraordinary challenges since COVID-19 swept across the province this past March. We want to take this opportunity to ...

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Premier Ford Delivers Christmas Greetings

Premier Doug Ford delivered the following statement on the Christmas holiday: “Christmas is a time to count our blessings, find moments of peace and rest, and take stock of what truly matters. For Christians, it represents one of the holiest days of the year with the celebration of the birth of Christ. While this Christmas is unlike any other, we ...

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Premier Ford Praises Ontario Spirit on Canada Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Canada Day: “As we celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday, I want to reflect on a year that has been unlike any other, one of the darkest periods in Ontario’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic touched everyone in the province, creating personal and financial hardship and resulting in losses far greater than anyone ...

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Le premier ministre Ford salue l’esprit d’entraide de l’Ontario à l’occasion de la fête du Canada

Le premier ministre Doug Ford a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante pour marquer la fête du Canada : « À l’occasion du 153e anniversaire du Canada, je tiens à revenir sur une année pareille à nulle autre, marquée par l’une des périodes les plus sombres de l’histoire de l’Ontario. La pandémie de COVID-19 a touché chacun et chacune d’entre nous, d’un ...

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